Sammy (8631) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 28, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Cole’s, Buffalo. This did not come across like a DIPA, closer to a hoppy imperial lager. Mild citrus, well carbonated, minerally. Light grapefruit coloured body.
Drake (8546) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 29, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at Sedona, Charlottesville. Pours a clear copper color with a large creamy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of herbal, melon, resin hops and pale malts. The taste is melon, herbal, mild pine hops. Almost watermelon. Medium bodied.
GT2 (8433) - San Diego County, California, USA - DEC 8, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Strong Ale Fest. Pours clear golden, okay foam. Nose is really intense cheesecloth, sticky, not really fresh. Taste is juicy, mildly cheesy still, mothballs, basement, bitter grapefruit peel. Powerful grapefruit peel bitter finish.
jtclockwork (8423) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours reddish amber with white head. Nose/taste of perfumy hops, resin, pine cone, caramel malt, sticky sap and citrus peel. Medium body. A bit to perfumy for my liking, but not bad.
JoeMcPhee (8410) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep amber with a thin white head. The nose has a lot of bright berry and citrus with a touch of iced tea and some soft caramel as well. Bright and fruity with some lingering yeasty esters on the back. Sort of barleywineish with some lingering sweetness. A really nice brew.
Dogbrick (8139) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at Brew Kettle. The beer is a clear amber color with a medium off-white head that diminishes steadily to an outer ring. Stringy lacing on the glass. Aroma of hops, malt and citrus. Medium-bodied with flavors of citrusy hops, toasted malt and pine. The finish is moderately bitter with a grapefruit aftertaste. Pretty good overall.
DocLock (7860) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 2, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft from Craft and Capone’s. Pours hazy dark straw toward copper wth clingy off-white head. Nose is huge tropical fruit, with notes of mango, tangerine, grapefruit, heavy black pepper, huge balanced caramel malt bill, and a smooth, delicious finish. This beer kicks major ass, and I dare say in a blind taste test would stand up to and even kick the ass of many of the world’s elite IPAs/IIPAs. I look at Chicago as a slightly better version of Detroit, and I look at Illinois as a superior IIPA. Get ya some now, or be labeled a moron, you moron! And if you cannot get this due to regional considerations, then I will gladly rescind the moron label, punk!
BMan1113VR (7858) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 22, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours with a clear golden orange hue with a large fluffy white head. Good lace. Aromas are of are floral, pine, citrusy, a bit of resin and windex. Grassy, somewhat fruity. Moderate sweet. Flavors are very malt forward, toasted, crystal, iced tea. Low hop, citrus, melon. Estery. Floral. Lively carbonation, fuller bodied.
shrubber85 (7594) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUN 29, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Orange juice malt and grapefruit peel aroma. Hazy golden yellow with moderate head. Sweet orange malt and strong bitter spruce/grapefruit peel flavor. Nice body. Good but nothing to set it apart.
crossovert (7388) - Illinois, USA - JUL 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
New brew from inbev. A decent dipa with an ample bitterness, citrus, and tropical notes.